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    Question possessive case in difficult expressions

    Hi, I have some troubles with understanding of some difficult possessive expressions. For instance, if I have
    1. all students
    and
    2. this teacher
    In this case "teacher" is alive then we get "this teacher's all students". It it right? Or maybe "all this teacher's students" will be better, won't it?
    another example:
    1. this small white angry dog
    and
    2. my best friend
    => What is correct: "my best friend's this small white angry dog" or "this my best friend's small white angry dog"?

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    Re: possessive case in difficult expressions

    "this teacher's all students". It it right?
    It is wrong for me, regardless of whether the teacher is alive or dead.


    1 All this teacher's students....
    2 My best friend's small, angry....

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